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Battle of the Burger: 5 All-American Classics Compete for the Crown (Vote Now and Get Your Early Bird Tickets!)

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Calling all foodies and burger connoisseurs! We need your help!

We have the delicious dilemma of narrowing down a list of local restaurants’ burgers from 12 to six. Those top six contenders will move on to the Budweiser Battle of the Burger on August 24 at Piazza at The Schmidt’s Commons to fight for the title of Philly’s favorite burger.

Vote now and earn a chance to win four tickets to the 2017 Budweiser Made in America Festival, plus four tickets to the Battle of the Burger. We’ll also give two lucky winners two tickets to the Battle of the Burger each week until voting ends.

In addition to tasty burger bites, the event will feature lawn games, live music and a new leather koozie station with personalized typesetting – you know, so there’s no excuse for anyone to steal sips from your drink again. And if you buy your tickets now, the price is only $35; it will increase on July 31!

A good burger is as much an American food staple as apple pie. Here’s an inside look at five classic, backyard-style burgers on our list:

“Cowboy Burger” – Barnaby’s Restaurant and Pub

Yee-haw! Lasso up this eight-ounce Black Angus patty, piled high with shredded cheddar-jack cheese, fried crispy onions and chipotle ranch on a brioche bun. If you think this Barnaby’s burger from their West Chester location deserves to win, ask yourself just one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

“The ‘Extreme Wass’ Burger” – Steam Pub

This extreme Southampton burger is extremely good. As an eight-ounce chuck burger topped with house made candied Tabasco bacon, American cheese, chipotle mayonnaise, red onion, lettuce and tomato on a toasted brioche bun, it’s easy to see how this Steam Pub creation cracked the top 12 list.

“Double Bacon Delight” – Maggie’s Waterfront Café

If you really love bacon, you’re not alone. The folks over at Maggie’s pay tribute to the best breakfast meat with a 100% Angus beef and smoked bacon patty, stuffed with cheddar-jack cheese and then topped with even more smoked bacon and cheddar-jack cheese, plus Maggie’s special BBQ sauce on a brioche roll. Maggie’s claimed the second place spot for last year’s battle, so you can trust that they know what they’re doing.

“Don’t Judge Me Burger” – Lions Head Bar & Grill

Cheddar, avocado, fried egg, barbecue pulled pork, smoked paprika aioli, onion rings… The most indulgent ingredients top this savory, certified Angus beef patty from Milmont Park. Grab a napkin (or two) before digging in. Ironically, we are asking you to judge this burger, but nobody is judging you for loving every bite.

“The Burger” – Frank’s American Pub

This Downingtown burger needs no fancy toppings or titles. The hand-pressed 80/20 ground chuck patty is topped with sharp cheddar, lettuce, tomato and onion on a house baked white bun. And that’s all you need.

Click here to read last week’s descriptions of our first seven burgers.

Budweiser’s Battle of the Burger hits the Piazza at The Schmidt’s Commons on Thursday, August 24 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Buy your tickets to the Battle of the Burger now for the early bird discount of $35.